tony & carolyn scott - owners & operators
Tony and Carolyn Scott have lived and been very active in the Redmond community for 17 years. They met years ago while working at the Painted Table in Seattle and it was during this time that they first gained a deep understanding of hospitality. In 2015, they decided to pursue a long-held dream of creating a neighborhood spot with exceptional food and cocktails, plus a friendly staff.
The restaurant is named Woodblock because of Tony and Carolyn’s love of woodblock art. Woodblock printing involves layers of color, much like the layers of flavor in food and cocktails that create a memorable meal.
savuthy dy - executive chef
Born in Cambodia, and raised in Washington State, Savuthy Dy began his culinary experience at a young age with an inherent background in the complexities of food. After completing courses at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco at the age of 23, T was accepted as an intern at The Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, Washington.
T went on to become the Sous Chef for Michael Young, a Michael Mina prodigy. From there, T accepted a position working close at hand with Chef Lisa Nakamura, formerly of the French Laundry.
T was then offered an Executive Sous Chef position in Asti, Italy, working at the fine dining restaurant, Piola Y Crota. After returning state side, T added Seattle restaurants Urbane, The Book Bindery and Ethan Stowell’s Rione XIII to his resume.
Always the adventurer, T headed to San Francisco where he utilized all of his knowledge and experience at the challenging position of culinary director of Tacolicious.
When he has free time, he enjoys traveling, to Cambodia and Thailand especially, and looks forward to returning to Europe, with the intention of exploring all things food.
dustin haarstad- Bar Manager
Dustin has been creating tasty libations up and down the West Coast from San Diego, CA to his hometown of Seattle, WA. Influenced by classic, pre-prohibition cocktails, Dustin seeks to represent cocktail history while defining modern day cocktail culture. Haarstad worked at the 4-time James Beard Award nominated Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium, which has won numerous awards within the industry. Dustin has developed an understanding and respect for the cocktail world, immersing himself in cocktail culture, knowledge and the craft behind it.
Dustin will continue Woodblock’s focus on all things whiskey. He’ll also maintain a beer and wine program that highlights local producers as well as bizarre and interesting finds from around the world. Expect cocktail offerings to range from the familiar to eye catching. Look for champagne-sabered corks and flaming cocktails.
Dustin is a Certified Spirits Professional of the United States Bartenders Guild, a Certified Mezcalier Level II, and Beer Server by Cicerone. When not behind the stick, you can find him immersed in his passion for music, literature and traveling.
You can find his work in several national publications and events: GQ Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Tasting Panel Magazine, The Food Network, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Taste Terminal, San Francisco Cocktail Week, Fox News, NBC News, Taste Tequila, Dining Out Magazine, Discover SD, The Feast, The Urbanist, City Beat and San Diego Spirits Festival to name a few.